Watts Happenings News and Blog
Every Year Watts Realty gives away Turkeys to our tenants that have been renting with us for 10 years or more. This year we had 21 Turkeys to give out. One of our tenants has been with us for 30+ years. And he hasn't missed a turkey since we started handing them out in 2003.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Chip was installed as a Senior Vice President for the Institute of Real Estate Management® this month while he was at the IREM® Leadership Conference in Utah. It was announced in this months edition of JPM Magazine
Chip is heavily involved at the international level with the Institute of Real Estate Management® and recently served as Member-At-Large on the Executive Committee, based out of Chicago, IL. He has previously served as a Regional Vice President for IREM®, Chair of the Chapter Leadership Forum, Chair of the Membership & Credentialing Committee as well as a 2008-2014Governing Councillor for IREM®.
Congratulations Chip! Keep up the good work.
If you've ever experienced being a camp counselor during the summer months, then you know how important that time away from the cabin can be. It can be a time to regenerate your spirits, a time for some to catch up on much needed rest, and for some a time to escape in a good book or short movie. That's were David comes in.
Through the years, before there was streaming services, if you wanted to watch a movie you had three options; the theater, what ever was on television at the time, or DVDs. Since camp is usually a place where streaming service and cable don't exist and the nearest theater is an hour away, DVDs are obviously the most convenient and David had quite the extensive library after 7 years of managing Blockbuster and Movie Gallery stores. So before this summer started David donated a TV, DVD player, and 200+ DVD movies to YMCA Camp Cosby. As you can see from the "Thank You" poster it was definitely well received.
David is currently the Chair of the Board for YMCA Camp Cosby.
Chip was in Salt Lake City, Utah last week attending the IREM® Leadership Conference making sure everything runs smoothly as part of his executive duties.
He can't actually see the camera man taking the picture, but little did he know he was staring down the barrel of a Canon lens. Which provides us with funny awkward photos at the workplace.
IREM® volunteer leaders direct the activities of the organization, with members of the IREM® Executive Committee and a team of Regional Vice Presidents playing central roles. They are supported on an ongoing basis by a staff of association development, management, and administration professionals. Executive Committee members and Regional Vice Presidents are part of a larger IREM leadership group called the Governing Council, which also includes elected CPM®, ARM®, ACoM®, and CPM® Candidate Members, all international and domestic chapter presidents, and other ex officio members. The Council is the final authority on decisions affecting Institute bylaws, policy and budget matters.
The new Zyp Bikeshare Program in Birmingham got rolling this week and Chip Watts was there with Mayor Bell to test them out for the first time. He even rode it by the office to show off the new ride.
Check out this article for more...
This past March, the National Association of REALTORS® took unprecedented action by hosting the NAR - United States Pavilion at MIPIM, one of the largest international real estate events in the world, showcasing U.S. markets and members.
Chip was at the MIPIM conference in France, and this is what he discovered...
“The MIPIM conference is an eye-opener to those who are not fully
aware of the global impact of real estate on your local marketplace and
the sheer amount of business that is ready and willing to come into your
market from foreign investors. All those investors need is a personal
invitation from you to check out your city.”
Chip Watts, CCIM, CPM
For more on the article click the following link... http://www.realtor.org/articles/international-focus-where-in-the-world-is-your-next-deal-or-client
It will consist of a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and will have a club room on the top level overlooking Regions Field to the north, the Parkside district to the west and the Medical district to the south. Click here to learn more!
He is working with the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, Inc. to bring more international people & firms into our market. Watch them live at http://ustre.am/1b47S or check out the conference information at www.mipim.com!
We can now see live video as well as previously recorded video of guest speakers such as Bill Br..See More.